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Old 10-22-2010, 10:25 AM   #15
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The only problem with the CIPA mirrors is that they don't make them for very many vehicles. If it ain't an American made rig ( Ford, Chevy, or GMC, Jeep, Chrysler) forget it. Oh yeah, and a few now for certain Hondas, but they don't make them for Nissans, that's for sure.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #16
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I am really close to buying those CIPA mirrors... just two problems: 1) nobody close to me sells them. I was planning a trip to Camping World, anyway... so no big deal. 2) My car has turn signals on the mirrors, and I hate to block them.
The CIPA slip on type mirrors don't block the stock mirrors.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:11 PM   #17
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The only problem with the CIPA mirrors is that they don't make them for very many vehicles. If it ain't an American made rig ( Ford, Chevy, or GMC, Jeep, Chrysler) forget it. Oh yeah, and a few now for certain Hondas, but they don't make them for Nissans, that's for sure.
Greg:

We have CIPA mirrors which fit our Subaru Forester just fine. They are the "universal" ones which we bought from Amazon:

Amazon.com: CIPA 11960 Universal Towing Mirror: Automotive

You just have to remember which is left and which is right when you put them back on, and make sure they are adjusted for good vision each time.

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Old 10-22-2010, 12:14 PM   #18
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The CIPA slip on type mirrors don't block the stock mirrors.
No, but they might block someone beside me from seeing my turn signals, since they are on the edge of the mirror housing.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #19
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No, but they might block someone beside me from seeing my turn signals, since they are on the edge of the mirror housing.
mcbrew:

We don't have turn signal lights on our side view mirrors, but we do have on the trailer and on the rear of the car, and at night there are also side marker lights on the trailer. There is a gap between the outside edge of our side view mirrors and the inside edge of our CIPA mirrors, so the turn signal lights on your side view mirrors should still be visible if another vehicle is coming up behind you.

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I too tried those universal "one size-fits all" CIPA mirrors. On my Nissan truck's mirrors, they unfortunately tended to slide off a lot easier than they went on. I took them back because they wouldn't stay put on my rig.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:13 PM   #21
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They look like the 11950 mirror on CIPA's web site. They don't give a size range for what they will fit. They are on sale. Buy one for $7.99 and get one free. Or so they say.

Did you get them at the PTC Walmart?

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Yes, they are CIPA part number 11950 and expand or contact to fit either my Dodge Dakota or my Subaru Outback.
The glass can be swiveled to either run horizontally, or vertically, whichever works best for individual applications.
I erred when I said I got them at WalMart. I saw some there, but I actually picked them up at the PTC K-Mart.

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They don't give a size range for what they will fit.
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Forgot to mention, they expand vertically to accept mirrors up to 8" tall. The rubber straps are very secure and hold their adjustment. There is minor vibration at max speed due to the airflow but not a problem at all.
Someone at the LBL Scamp meet also had one of those "Fasthitch 11955" mirrors for the truck tailgate to aid hitching and they really liked it. I need to check into those too.

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No, but they might block someone beside me from seeing my turn signals, since they are on the edge of the mirror housing.
If a Walmart or K-Mart near you carry that PN11950 mirror you could try them and if not satisfied take them back.

What is your tow vehicle? Is it a full size truck or SUV?
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Just a hint....
I criss-cross the straps on my mirrors and have had no slippage problems since. Used them on a Dodge Dakota for several summers and for a month this last summer on a Toyota Highlander.
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If a Walmart or K-Mart near you carry that PN11950 mirror you could try them and if not satisfied take them back.

What is your tow vehicle? Is it a full size truck or SUV?
Nope, subcompact car -- Scion xD. Similar to a Toyota Yaris, but with a Corolla engine.

I looked at the WalMart mirrors today, and they cost twice as much as camping world sells the CIPA mirror for. I think I'll wait until I get out there. There are two camping worlds that are each 2+ hours from me in either direction (VA or NJ).
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:11 PM   #26
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it really depends completely on your vehicle and trailer combo. With my Liberty, I didn't need mirrors for either of my Burros, but with my current trailer, I couldn't think of going without them.

I hate to have them on there, but I would hate smooshing someone more.
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Hi Karalyn,

What is your tow vehicle?

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Kip. I tow with a 2002 GMC Envoy V6.
I can not see a car directly in back of me and did not think any mirror would improve that. From all these messages I am thinking the reason for the extra mirrors might be just to see the car right behind the camper.
I can see the road behind me fine with my SUV mirrors.
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it really depends completely on your vehicle and trailer combo. With my Liberty, I didn't need mirrors for either of my Burros, but with my current trailer, I couldn't think of going without them.

I hate to have them on there, but I would hate smooshing someone more.
Gina, what are you towing now, and are you towing it with the Jeep Liberty? What can you see with the extra mirrors that you could not see without them?
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